Before the summer, we had made announcements that AtGames was working on a new version of the Atari Flashback plug-and-play console, dubbed the Atari Flashback 5. We also brought you news about two newcomers to the lineup, with the additions of the Intellivision Flashback and ColecoVision Flashback. One question that people have been curious about these three systems, scheduled for release later this year, is what games will be on them? We just received word about what games will be on each system, so for those curious, let’s keep reading!
Upcoming “FM Power Base Converter” To Bring Back Originally Featured FM Sound Capabilities To Sega Master System Games Via Genesis Consoles
While Nintendo dominated the 8-bit market in the US with the original NES console, another excellent console from Sega, the Master System, did what it could to make a mark in the video game “revival” of the mid 1980s. When Sega released the updated 16-bit Genesis, they also released the infamous Power Base Converter, in a way of helping with backwards compatibility. But what some retro gamers may not be aware of, is that we were actually pretty cheated with the sound! An upcoming Genesis device called the “FM Power Base Converter” by db Electronics hopes to finally give fans of Sega’s 8-bit offering a new experience in sound, all these years later.
Controversial video games have always been a heated discussion. When most people think of such games, they instantly think about the many games in the 1990s such as Mortal Kombat and Night Trap, which ultimately brought us what we now know as the Entertainment Software Rating Board. But controversy in video games have been around since the 1970s and 1980s as well, with such games as the pornographic games from Mystique for the Atari 2600, and in arcades such as Chiller. One game to spark the conversation was “Death Race“, which is now infamous as being one of the first games to offer such gameplay. Now, a new homebrew port of the title is in the works for the Magnavox Odyssey 2.
When I was a kid, I had a weird fascination with video games based on game shows. Being a fan of the genre, I used to play games like Wheel Of Fortune, Jeopardy and Double Dare on my NES all the time. I remember back then I used to have this weird recurring dream where I would play the games, and my winnings would come out of the TV set like a MAC Machine. (That’s an old-time term for an ATM for those that don’t live in the Philly area!) While the dream of earning instant cash for my knowledge on word puzzles, trivia and physical challenges may not have come true, one person thought it would be interesting to combine video games with the automatic teller, by “porting” the classic PC game “DOOM” onto such a device.